In this study, two buildings of 3-story with reinforced masonry walls are evaluated, which belong to school typologies, following the methodology proposed by the JBDPA standard and proposing a methodology to estimate the strength of the masonry infills. The increase of the constructions of buildings with concrete frames with reinforced masonry walls has become very popular, and it is important to understand the behavior of the infill walls. It should be noted that the JBDPA does not include provisions to assess buildings of concrete frames with reinforced masonry infill walls. Therefore, this study proposes a methodology to consider the reinforced masonry infill walls. A comparative analysis is done to consider only the bare frame and frame with reinforced infill walls. An approach of how to estimate the strength of reinforced masonry infill walls is proposed.
Keywords: Reinforced Masonry Infill, Seismic Protection Index, Seismic Evaluation.